Assistant Account Executive, Social Marketing
Maria brings a broad range of skills in communications to Ogilvy Washington (Ogilvy). As a former journalist and freelance writer for national, local and regional publications such as The Virginian Pilot, Richmond Magazine and UPSCALE magazine, she has a strong background in media relations, research, community outreach, and social media.
At Ogilvy, Maria works on a variety of accounts, including Merck, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the CDC’s Inside Knowledge campaign.
Prior to working at Ogilvy, Maria managed the social marketing accounts at Equals Three Communications, Inc. As an account coordinator, she provided administrative support for campaigns and research for clients such as NeighborWorks America, the National Academy of Public Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
In April 2009, Maria was selected as a media analyst intern for StrategyOne, the research consultancy owned by Edelman. For six months, she worked as a part of a client-focused team to produce qualitative data and daily media monitoring for a variety of clients such as Microsoft, SunTrust, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks and Scotts. She also uses her communications skills as a volunteer with a number of health-related non-profit organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, American Diabetes Association and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Union University and a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an active member of Washington Women in PR and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia.